AN UNCONVENTIONAL MAN
by Mignon van Zyl
Painter, Ian Yallop has lived in the lowveld on and off for years. When he's not there you will find him traveling in Australia, Singapore America, Bolivia, New Zealand and many places in between. He has led a varied, eclectic life and his fitted in a large number of adventures and callings into it - playing a chef: he studied French cooking at Le Cordon Bleu in the US and worked as a sous-chef at you Ulusaba in the Kruger Park, playing a painter: he has had a number of exhibitions in the lowveld, playing a celeb: he participated in an art show with Blackie Dammet, father of Antony Kiedis – Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer, playing a teacher: he made a living teaching art to high school students, playing Romeo: he has been married and divorced four times needless to say, he has been busy.